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  • Date: Sunday, 1 March 2015, 7.30pm
  • Venue: Peoples Republic - please RSVP to nshimmin@dodo.com.au for details. — Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

The Colin Bright SYZYGY Band is collaborating with Dr Angelo Fraietta, a software engineer, composer, electronic musical instrument designer, and amateur astronomer. Dr Fraietta’s current research is in the correlation of astronomical data with artistic performance and he has developed innovative software and hardware specifically for sp-A-C--E. The multimedia concept is to stream 'star' data—such as position, elevation, brightness and colour—from astronomical catalogues through the positioning of high-powered binoculars. This data is converted algorithmically into a SOUND CANVAS. A live image will be projected onto a screen and the audience will be invited to observe through the binoculars during the performance.

SYZYGY then improvise to these sounds & images. Cutting edge technology meets imaginative musicality. Instruments are mic-ed up to MacBooks and the digital sound through Mainstage and the natural timbres of acoustic instruments merge with the electronic transformations. The BIG idea is the interaction between REAL TIME (now) and DEEP TIME (millions of years in the past)... Syzygy features interaction between younger & more experienced players. The music has ‘structure’ as in a composition, with core musical ideas suggested for development through improvisation. The player has the freedom to choose some of these ideas, develop their own

The Colin Bright SYZYGY Band is: Paul Cutlan - bass clarinet, saxes + FX Stephen Morley – French horn Nick Polovineo - trombone + FX Noam Jaffe - violin + FX Jim Piesse - percussion + FX Colin Bright - piano + FX + sampling Aidan Molins - VJ, film, projection, documentation + Dr Angelo Fraietta

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0419 208 974 or by email to nshimmin@dodo.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Heatwave by Colin Bright
— performed by SYZYGY Band
spA-C--E : for telescope, binoculars and improvising ensemble (2013) by Colin Bright
— performed by SYZYGY Band
spA-C--E : for telescope, binoculars and improvising ensemble (2013) by Colin Bright
— performed by SYZYGY Band
Upper Level Disturbance by Colin Bright
— performed by SYZYGY Band

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